Kids can pan for silver
and gold right in their own backyard with this summertime sandbox activity!
You Will Need:
20 or so small rocks
1 Teaspoon each of both silver and gold acrylic paint
Waxed paper and a sealable container
set it up, first place 10 or so small rocks and 1 teaspoon of silver acrylic
paint in a sealable container. Shake the container to coat the rocks, then set them on waxed paper to dry.
2. Next, rinse out the
container, add another batch of rocks plus 1 teaspoon of gold acrylic paint,
and repeat the process.
3. After the rocks have
dried completely, bury them in your sandbox and send kids out with toy shovels
and sifters to find the treasure.
For a fun game, give kids 1 minute to uncover as many nuggets as they